Since the beginning of the new year, unless you live in a cave, you have likely heard people proudly touting their new year’s resolutions! Almost always among those claims are “Losing weight”, “Getting in shape”, and “Exercising”.
To those people, we say, “CHEERS!” A gift to your body, the only one you have, is well worth celebrating! And, a detoxification is a perfect way to get you on the path to health and wellness.
Toxins are everywhere, there’s truly no way to avoid them walking around in the world and just living your life. Everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe exposes us to toxins – contaminants, pollutants, food additives, insecticides, microorganisms, food additives, saturated fats, caffeine, alcohol, the list goes on and on.
Common Effects of Toxic Build Up
Nearly all sickness in industrialized countries is attributed to toxic buildup in the body. Toxins frequently bind to sex hormones or thyroid hormones, which slows metabolism and causes weight gain. Additionally, toxins are stored in fat cells, also contributing to excess weight. Common illnesses/symptoms associated with carrying excess weight include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Fatty liver
- Lower back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sleep apnea
The Detoxification Process
With the excess of pesticides and chemicals in our foods and environment, and the mounting levels of stress in our culture, our body is overwhelmed with toxic buildup and needs help ridding itself of stored toxins and waste. Detoxification can literally reverse the symptoms of illness and change your life.
The liver, small intestine, kidneys, and colon are the major organs involved in the body’s detoxification system. There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways.
There are many different types of detoxification protocols and it is important to find one that works well for you.
If you are interested in a medical grade, safe, effective, and simple 14-day or 21-day program, please schedule an appointment with Leslie Karr, FNP by calling 619/814-5500 or click here to learn more about Leslie.